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The three-year varsity starter finished his last year of high school football going 141-for-220 for 2,722 yards and 33 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Rowe also rushed for three touchdowns in leading Blue Ridge to an 8-3 record and the South Carolina Class AAA playoffs
Rowe finished his Blue Ridge career with more than 7,600 yards passing, 78 passing touchdowns, 12 rushing scores and 20 interceptions in 31 games
Cooper’s offensive system should serve as good preparation for Rowe at Maryland. The Tigers run a spread, which this year featured a 1,000-yard rusher, but also saw Rowe pass about 60 percent of the time. From what Cooper has seen of the Terps this year, Rowe appears to be a good fit for Gary Crowton’s offense.
“The coaching staff up there, for what they want to do, I think Caleb Rowe is going to be a perfect fit for what they want to do,” Cooper said. “You’re going to have a guy who’s good enough to sit in the pocket and make his reads. And he’s smart. He’s going to be able to manage the game. He’s also athletic enough that if he needs to, he can escape and get out on the perimeter and make things happen.”
Next month will be an eventful one for Rowe. On Dec. 9, the future Terp will find out if he has been selected as South Carolina’s Mr. Football. Rowe is one of five finalists for the award. The following week, he’ll head to Myrtle Beach to quarterback the South Carolina squad in the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game.
Behind Brigham, who played right tackle. Brigham, who also spent time on Marist’s defensive line, finished the season with 12 pancake blocks and 16 “big blocks.” He also graded out at 86 percent on his blocks, and consistently got to the second – and sometimes third – level. Chadwick said there was “no question” that opposing defenses were forced to constantly account for Brigham in their game plans.
Chadwick said he’ll remember Brigham as a “big body that came off the ball with a vengeance.” He expects his star lineman to continue living up to that reputation once he arrives in College Park.
“I think he’s anxious to get up there and turn this thing around, get it straightened out,” Chadwick said. “He still loves the coaches, loves the school and thinks it’s still the right place for him. I think he’s anxious to get started and be a productive member of the football program.”